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Segawa Tsuyahisa-Kato Kiyomasa detail

Segawa Tsuyahisa (Enkyu, b. 1902)

Kato Kiyomasa

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; with unread inscription and signed Tsuyuhisa saku with artist's seal Tsuyahisa

painting 16 3/4 by 19 7/8 in., 42.5 by 50.5 cm
overall 55 7/8 by 26 in., 142 by 66 cm

Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) was a daimyo and renowned general of the Sengoku period ('Age of Warring States,' ca. 1467-1603). He entered the service of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598) at the age of 15, and fought in his army at the battles of Yamazaki in 1582, and Shizugatake in 1583. He is probably most closely associated with his role in achieving major victories at Seoul and Busan during the Seven-Year (Imjin) War (1592-1598) in Korea, during which he distinguished himself by establishing important fortifications for the Japanese forces. He was a master at handling the long spear, and is often depicted engaging in tiger hunting during his time in Korea. He is readily identifiable by a dramatically elongated helmet decorated either with a rising sun, or an 'O' shaped family crest.


Segawa Tsuyahisa seal

Segawa Tsuyahisa-Kato Kiyomasa

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